DOE Announces First-Ever HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Winners

Winning Team Will Receive $40k to Support Clean Energy-Focused Summer Programs

Each HBCU Winning Team Will Receive $40k to Support Clean Energy-Focused Summer Programs The U.S. Department of Energy announced the first 10 prize winners in the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HBCU, Clean Energy Education Prize Inspire Track. Each HBCU team selected today will receive $40,000 to support the development or enhancement of clean…

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Hampton Alum Becomes First Black Female President Of The American Historical Association

Thavolia Glymph Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History Professor of Law at Duke

On January 6th, Dr. Thavolia Glymph became the 140th president of the American Historical Association. She is the first Black woman to hold this honor. Dr. Glymph is the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History and professor of law at Duke University. She is the past president of the Southern Historical Association. Professor Glymph joined the faculty at…

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Electric vehicles are a ‘huge manufacturing and jobs win’ for America reports Energy Secretary

energy vehicle at a charging station

A conversation about electric vehicles (EVs) with US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a two-term governor of Michigan and longtime EV owner, recently sat down with ABC News to address the many concerns and anxieties surrounding electric vehicles (EVs). She offered a clear message for Americans still deciding whether to buy or…

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Proposed merger of New Mexico, Connecticut energy companies ends; deal valued at more than $4.3B

energy company fails to complete merger of resource companies in new mexico

Officials with New Mexico’s largest electric utility said Tuesday that a proposed multibillion-dollar merger with a U.S. subsidiary of global energy giant Iberdrola has been scuttled. Under the proposal, Connecticut-based Avangrid would have acquired PNM Resources and its two utilities. The two utility companies are Public Service Co. of New Mexico and Texas New Mexico Power. The…

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Grantchester Growth Participates at Cheyney University’s First Summit

Participants at Cheyney University's Inaugural Summit

By Steve Siddal, General Partner, Grantchester Growth Recently, I had the honor to participate at the Inaugural Cheyney University Impact Summit in Cheney, Pennsylvania. This event marks a significant step towards our collaboration of fostering impactful leadership and driving meaningful change with universities. Cheyney University’s rich legacy as the first HBCU institution for African American…

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African-American Students’ Academic Achievement in STEM at HBCUs

African american graduates from HBCU college

Numerous reports assert that the United States must increase its production of highly educated workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in order to maintain its competitive edge in the global marketplace (Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering 2004; National Science Foundation (NSF) 2006a, b; Southern Education Foundation, 2005). Historically Black…

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